French Cuisine Fridays



Embark with us on an amazing journey about traditional  French Food


Want to learn about French Cuisine and taste traditional dishes in a fun & friendly environment while sipping a glass of fine French wine?
Then join our FRENCH CUISINE FRIDAYS!

Join the Alliance Francaise de Brisbane for the launch of this new series of conferences focused on French gastronomy and led by the author of the Bilingual cookbook "My Traditional French Cooking" , Anne Sophie Dubois.
Talks in English including a glass of  fine french wine and delightful french food tasting.


What is traditional French cooking?

Often seen as refined and complicated, French cuisine might seem intimidating to some.
However, homemade French food is very different from food served in many French restaurants.
Most traditional recipes come from the countryside and were prepared by women who were busy working in the fields, in factories or running houses and had little time to cook fancy food.
There is often a story behind each of these recipes, and each region in France has its own traditional dishes.


About - Anne Sophie Dubois 


Anne Sophie Dubois, comes from a French family where cooking and enjoying food is a serious business. Everyone in her family cooks and recipes are regularly exchanged. Both she and her husband were brought up in wine regions in France and learned soon that matching the right wine with the right food is an important part of a perfect meal.

When she arrived in Australia, Anne-Sophie brought with her that heritage, and she decided  to write a French cookbook, focused on countryside and family meals.


PAST TALKS

Friday 04 November 2016 - 6.30pm

Alsatian cuisine is the result of the cultural blend between France and Germany. As Marguerite Spoerlin explained in her book “La Cuisinière Alsacienne” (the Alsatian cook): “In Germany, food is copious but not good. In France food is good but not copious. In Alsace, it is good and copious.”
 

Friday 26 August 2016 - 6.30pm

Paris, and its bistros launched the French Cuisine Fridays.
Cafés, bistros and brasseries: what is the difference, what do they serve and what should you choose when you go there? Menus can often be hard to decipher. There are however a few “classics” that you cannot miss when eating out in Paris

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